editor and founder
After a 10-year career as an award-winning New York City-based editor launching and redesigning urban, style-driven magazines, Erinn Morgan left her downtown Manhattan digs after September 11th, 2001, in search of a less encumbered, freelance lifestyle. A life-changing, two-year-long trek around the country in a motorhome eventually landed her in Durango, Colo., which she now calls home. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Bike, Mountain Bike, Skiing, 5280, and on away.com and GearInstitute.com.
She was previously the editor-in-chief of 20/20 magazine, a special projects editor at Playboy (overseeing the launch of a new, custom magazine), and the founding editor/editor-in-chief of SoHo Style, a much-lauded, avant-garde magazine that covered the culture and style of downtown New York and its reach around the world. Erinn is also the author of the eco-focused book, Picture Yourself Going Green, a contributing editor to the award-winning Eyecare Business magazine, and a special projects editor producing custom content that has appeared in Vogue, ELLE, GQ, and Southwest Airlines’ Spirit magazine.
An obsessive mountain biker, Erinn also runs, Nordic skis, pines to be a better alpine skier, and loves to hit the floor for a good Shavasana.
While she is the quintessential New Yorker, Brigitte Baron is equally at home on powder-packed steeps as she is sipping cocktails at Balthazar. She also happens to have an impressive career in advertising sales, including her most recent gig as the director of media sales and partnerships at Totem Brand Stories, where she oversaw media sales for the British Airways brand as well as the Delta brand with their onboard magazine, Delta Sky. Additionally, she has managed custom publishing accounts such as Virgin Atlantic’s iPad magazine Project, and Acura Style magazine. She has also excelled as a sales development director at Backpacker and the northwest and northeast managers at National Geographic Adventure.
Kate Siber has worked as a pastry cook, a small-time farmer, a ski-rental tech, and a thankless-accounting drone, among other distinctive vocations, but the career she tried on and kept was writing. For the last eight years, Siber, a freelance writer and correspondent for Outside magazine, has traipsed the globe in search of stories, shooting blowguns with Amazonian tribes in Ecuador, tracking rhinos in South Africa, and diving with sharks in Fiji, among other dubious endeavors. Along the way, her work has appeared in Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Budget Travel, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and other publications. When stationary in Durango, Siber hikes, skis, runs, and backpacks. She is also a small-mammal owner, a pretty good cook, and a terrible (but enthusiastic) gardener.
Raised in the stunning San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, Morgan Tilton is a Bronze medalist and two-time Finalist of the 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards for her travel writing. She covers adventure, travel, business, and outdoor community news, which has been featured in Backpacker, 5280 (Denver’s city magazine), EnCompass, TransWorld Snowboarding, and CoBiz among others. She’s also a trail runner, snowboarder, traveler and peak bagger that loves Bluegrass shows, avocados and trucker hats. Most recently, she and four other paddlers made the first SUP descent of Utah’s wild Escalante River. Follow Morgan’s trail @motilton and www.morgantilton.com.
Formerly an editor at Outside and Skiing magazines, Megan Michelson now the freeskiing editor for ESPN.com and a freelance writer, based in Tahoe City, California. She loves stories that explore the cross-section between unique characters and raw adventure and her aim is to live a life filled with as much exploration as possible. Megan is a skier, a runner, a mountain biker, a reader, a chai-drinker, a listener, and a very bad knitter.
Allison lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two daughters and three dogs. Her husband thinks she runs too much, her daughters pilfer her running shoes and Scout, the running dog, is certain they could log a few more miles. When Allison isn’t running or writing, she cycles, swims, skis and hops on a kayak or SUP at any possible chance. She is a senior contributing editor at Competitor, contributing writer for Women’s Running and GearInstitute.com, and her work has also appeared in Elevation Outdoors, Running Times online, Runner’s World online, and Trail Runner magazine.
Rachel Sturtz is a freelance writer and expat New York editor living in Denver, where she can finally test gear somewhere other than Central Park. When not covering health and fitness for mags like Women’s Health, Fitness, Shape, and Running Times, she travels to places like Moscow to write about surly ballerinas for Hemispheres and interviews celebs like Tom Colicchio about how to cook the perfect steak for Allure. Sturtz’s preferred activities make up the triathlon, but with a little snow mixed in, she gets an ‘A’ for effort as a Nordic skier and absolutely dominates green-circle alpine ski trails.
Also an escaped New Yorker, Jennifer Madara is a relative pro with the pool stick and an ultra-talented magazine designer. She is currently an Art Director at Southern Living Magazine. Jennifer has also worked as the Design Director for Coastal Living and the Deputy Art Director at House & Garden magazine.
Robin’s wide-ranging expertise includes the design of magazines, websites, identities and promotional materials. She has served as a design director at Time Inc. Content Solutions, consulting art director at People Special Issues, More, and Vogue, and was associate art director at Women’s Sports & Fitness. Her work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and American Illustration. She currently resides with her husband in the Hudson Valley, where she enjoys kayaking, yoga, and skate skiing, as well as hiking with her Great Pyrenees dog, Gracie.
Once upon a time, contributor Kelly Bastone lived in the Big City of Denver, Colorado, where she visited the mountains as much as she could. Then she wised up and flipped the arrangement: Ten years ago, she moved to Steamboat Springs, where she skis (resort, skate, and backcountry), hikes, mountain bikes, fly-fishes–and occasionally ventures forth from her beautiful mountain valley to visit cities worldwide. A freelance writer, photographer, and Backpacker Magazine contributing editor, Bastone contributes to Sunset, Runner’s World, 5280 (Denver’s city magazine), Bicycling, National Parks, Mountain, and other publications.